Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Spacer/AAL lift with 5100s

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-18-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
inlinejohn [OP] inlinejohn is offline
Senior Member
inlinejohn has a spectacular aura aboutinlinejohn has a spectacular aura aboutinlinejohn has a spectacular aura about
 
inlinejohn's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Mar 2010, #34109
Location: Washington
Age: 50
Gender: Dude
Posts: 293
inlinejohn's Tacoma Gallery
Spacer/AAL lift with 5100s

Just got my truck lifted a week ago using 3" spacer in front and AAL in rear and am curious if the stiff ride I'm experiencing would be made worse/better/neutral if I add 5100s? I'm running 265 70 17 and stock shocks w 11K miles on them.

Too many bumps in the road are killing me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 09:20 AM   #2
Senior Member
OH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shedOH-MAN is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Steve
Joined: Apr 2009, #16324
Location: Sunny Az.
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,247
OH-MAN's Tacoma Gallery
The stiff ride is from compressing the springs 3 " in the front.
I bet the 5100s would dampen the stiffer spring rate but it will most likely still be stiff.

Spring rate usually double every inch you compress them unless they are the progressive type.
if the spring is a 300 Lb. per inch spring it takes 300 Lbs. to compress it one inch. When you compress it two inches it take 600 Lbs pressure and so on.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
inlinejohn [OP] inlinejohn is offline
Senior Member
inlinejohn has a spectacular aura aboutinlinejohn has a spectacular aura aboutinlinejohn has a spectacular aura about
 
inlinejohn's Avatar
Name: John
Joined: Mar 2010, #34109
Location: Washington
Age: 50
Gender: Dude
Posts: 293
inlinejohn's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by lrgrnr View Post
5100's set at 2.5 or 5100's with the spacer?
The spacers are already installed and I don't want to discard them if possible, so it would be the addition of 5100s
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
KPT KPT is offline
sees what you did there.
KPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shedKPT is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
KPT's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2009, #22227
Gender: Male
Posts: 32,404
KPT's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by inlinejohn View Post
The spacers are already installed and I don't want to discard them if possible, so it would be the addition of 5100s
That won't help the stiff ride. The springs would still be compressed the same amount.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell outta my way
tacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomaman06 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tacomaman06's Avatar
Name: Will
Joined: May 2007, #1475
Location: York,South Carolina
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Posts: 26,352
tacomaman06's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPT View Post
That won't help the stiff ride. The springs would still be compressed the same amount.
x2. need to ditch the spacers and go with the 5100's to lessen the stiffness....or get bigger coils.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Top plate spacer lift on 5100s? gacandido2010 Suspension 13 11-21-2011 06:19 PM
which to get..Spacer lift or 5100s iRepLONGBEACH 2nd Gen. Tacomas 30 06-04-2011 05:49 PM
bilstein 5100s, toytec aal, 1/2 in spacer Jedidiah Buy / Sell / Trade 20 10-09-2010 09:16 AM
FS: Eibach Lift Springs w/ 5100s and ToyTec AAL NumNutz Buy / Sell / Trade 37 08-19-2010 08:06 PM
Which Spacer/AAL lift is better rdo8 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 06-11-2010 03:30 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.